Bloomberg Law
March 15, 2023, 8:22 PM

Pei Wei Gets General Managers’ Overtime Collective Decertified

Jennifer Bennett
Legal Reporter

Pei Wei Asian Diner LLC general managers who say the company owes them overtime from can’t pursue their allegations as a Fair Labor Standards Act collective.

The fast casual dining chain, which does business as Pei Wei Asian Kitchen, successfully argued that the workers hadn’t shown that they were similarly situated, making decertification of their collective appropriate, the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas said.

A general manager in Florida accuses Pei Wei of misclassifying her and others in the same role as exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements. Although the workers are salaried and have ...